Peter Wright is the final player from the first lot of Quarter-Finals at the Grand Slam of Darts to move through after victory over Rob Cross.
Wright eased through in a 10-3 win with a 98.5 average to book his place in the latter stages in what on the outset was a tough test but in the end ‘Snakebite’ stormed through.
There was three consecutive breaks of throw to start the match as Wright claimed a 2-1 lead over Cross but at the interval, Wright was 3-2 ahead in what was a close start to proceedings.
When they returned from the interval though, Wright took out 65 to lead 5-2 with a 107 average. He was firmly in control as he took out 102 to stretch his foothold to 6-2.
Another break saw him head towards the Quarter-Finals with a 103 average and 7/12 on the doubles as he went 7-2 up. Cross seemed resigned to his fate at 8-2 down at the next interval.
Wright mopped up 82 to break again and he moved within a leg of victory at 9-2. Cross stopped the rot with a 72 finish to trail 9-3 but this was only after Wright had missed the bull for the match.
Despite that, it didn’t last long as Wright ended up winning through in a 10-3 win to counteract that and see ‘Voltage’ bow out.
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Grand Slam of Darts 2019
Day Five schedule
Dave Chisnall (102.02) 10-3 (96.47) Ryan Harrington
Gabriel Clemens (98.34) 9-10 (96.47) Glen Durrant
Michael Smith (101.56) 10-7 (100.49) Daryl Gurney
Peter Wright (98.59) 10-3 (89.06) Rob Cross
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It was a scrappy end, but overall a superb performance from Peter Wright as he beats Rob Cross 10-3 to reach the Quarter-Finals. pic.twitter.com/Lfo85MaPxV
— PDC Darts (@OfficialPDC) November 13, 2019
Author: Samuel Gill